Mar 15, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #2

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at BREAKING THE SPINE, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Anna Dresses in Blood
By Kendare Blake
Publication Date: August 30th

From Torn Teen:

Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story. . .
Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
And she, for whatever reason, spares his life

Dark Descendant
By Jenna Black
Publication Date: April 26th

From Pocket:

From the acclaimed author of the Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist books com
es the gripping first novel in a new series about a private eye who discovers, to her surprise, that she’s an immortal huntress.

Nikki Glass can track down any man. But when her latest client turns out to be a true descendant of Hades, Nikki now discovers she can’t die. . . . Crazy as it sounds, Nikki’s manhunting skills are literally god-given. She’s a living, breathing descendant of Artemis who has stepped right into a trap set by the children of the gods. Nikki’s new “friends” include a descendant of Eros, who uses sex as a weapon; a descendant of Loki, whose tricks are no laughing matter; and a half-mad descendant of Kali who thinks she’s a spy. But most powerful of all are the Olympians, a rival clan of immortals seeking to destroy all Descendants who refuse to bow down to them. In the eternal battle of good god/bad god, Nikki would make a divine weapon. But if they think she’ll surrender without a fight,the gods must be crazy. . . .

By Gail Carriger
Publication Date: April 26th
4th book in the series

From Orbit:

Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant.

Will Alexia manage to determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria before it is too late? Is it the vampires again or is there a traitor lurking about in wolf's clothing? And what, exactly, has taken up residence in Lord Akeldama's second best closet?

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?


  1. Anna Dressed in Blood has such a fierce cover! And the story sounds equally good :)

    New follower. Thanks for dropping by!

  2. These are all great picks! I have Anna Dressed in Blood and Heartless on my list! Thanks for stopping by my WoW today!

    Lori @ Romancing the Darkside

  3. I have been waiting for Anna Dressed in Blood too great picks!

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    Donna, Kelly and Tre @Booklover's Hideaway.

  4. Anna Dressed in Blood sounds creeptastic! Definitely going on my list.

  5. I really want Anna Dressed in Blood too. Can't wait. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am following you right back.

  6. Anna Dressed in Blood looks good.
    I love the Gail Carriger books.
    Great picks.

  7. These sound great! Definitely going on my tbr list!! I'm a new follower!

  8. Great picks! The first two look great! I didn't care for Soulless though. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  9. I love the covers for the first two! I've had Anna Dresses in Blood on my TBR for a while, if I remember correctly, but I'm now adding Dark Descendent too. Awesome picks this week!

  10. Anna Dresses in Blood and Dark Descendant looks amazing! And I love the cover for Anna Dresses in Blood!
    Brilliant choices!